Cheri Blevins

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BACKGROUND In the medical intensive care unit at the University of Virginia Health System, capnography is used to detect end-tidal carbon dioxide to protect patients from inadvertent airway cannulation during placement of gastric tubes. OBJECTIVES To compare the method in which capnography is used with a method in which a colorimetric carbon dioxide(More)
BACKGROUND Patient satisfaction is at the forefront of quality care and patient outcomes. The literature identifies the discrepancy between nurse and patient perceptions in a variety of care settings; few studies have investigated the perceptions of care in a critical care unit. Understanding the perceptions in a critical care unit is necessary to optimize(More)
PURPOSE The use of leucovorin (LV) to modulate fluorouracil (FU)-mediated inhibition of thymidylate synthase has been shown both in vitro and in vivo to improve the antitumor activity of this drug. Based on our previous demonstration that this combination was active in heavily pretreated patients with prior FU exposure, we performed a phase II study of FU(More)
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